Run IIS as Standard user in domain environment

Jay Patel 1 Reputation point
2020-08-24T09:38:37.297+00:00

Can anyone please help me with how to run iis as standard user in Domain Environment? Or is there any Group Policy where we can allow to run iis as non-admin user?

Its showing below error.

You must be an administrator to use IIS Manager

OS - Windows 10 Professional

Windows Group Policy
Windows Group Policy
A feature of Windows that enables policy-based administration using Active Directory.
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  1. Vicky Wang 2,571 Reputation points
    2020-08-25T09:01:19.82+00:00

    Administrators mostly use a local or domain account that has local admin rights to manage IIS. How about non-administrator accounts? Can a non-administrator account use IIS Manager?

    The answer is YES but it also depends on what you manage and how you access IIS Manager.

    If you login to the server with a non-admin account and go to IIS Manager, you can only manage

    Websites
    Applications
    By design, non-admin accounts can’t manage application pools locally.

    However, If you open IIS Manager in another server and connect it to your actual server from there, you can manage:

    Application pools
    Websites
    Applications
    The following steps are for a website. You can use similar steps for applications.

    Open IIS Manager
    Click the website
    Double click “IIS Manager Permissions”
    Click “Allow User”. Add your domain or local users (I used IISTEAM domain – see the screenshot)
    Log off administrator
    Log back in with a non-admin user
    Open IIS Manager
    Select “File > Connect to Site”
    Enter “localhost” as a server name. Enter your site name. Click “Next”
    Enter username and password (a user from IIS Manager Permissions list). Click “Finish”
    The website will show up in IIS Manager
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    For managing application pools with a non-admin user remotely, add users to IIS Manager Permissions (just like we did above). Then go to “IIS Manager > Management Service” and enable it. After this change, you can open IIS Manager in another server and add this server as a new connection

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  2. Vicky Wang 2,571 Reputation points
    2020-08-28T02:51:27.247+00:00

    Hi,
     
    Just want to confirm the current situations.
     
    Please feel free to let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Best Regards,
    Vicky 

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  3. Vicky Wang 2,571 Reputation points
    2020-08-31T07:18:06.583+00:00

    Hi,
     
    Just want to confirm the current situations.
     
    Please feel free to let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Best Regards,
    Vicky 

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